DECATUR-To be an officer you always
have to be trained for the unexpected. But now with concealed carry
officers will have to expect that many more people will be carrying
weapons. And the assumption now is that they can be carrying those
The law is more than 160 pages and
goes into great detail about where you cannot carry a gun.
Lieutenant Jonathan Butts with the
Macon County Sheriff's Department says they will have to provide
their deputies with in service training about where you can carry and
where you can't and what to ask for at traffic stops.
He says for many locations you can
carry a weapon in the parking lot but not the building.
He says a major help would be for
people to read up on the law to know about the more than two dozen
places where you cannot carry concealed.
"Even if you're not going to be a
carrying concealed licensee, it doesn't hurt to know what the laws
are and where you can have one and just be aware of the law,"
The Illinois Law Enforcement Training
Standards Board is coming up with a video that will help law
enforcement train with concealed carry scenarios.